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Southern Company Project Control Cost Analyst/Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

Project Control Cost Analyst/Engineer


Project Controls Cost Analyst/Engineer

Location: GPC Corporate Headquarters – Atlanta, GA

Summary of Position Duties

The Project Controls Cost Analyst/Engineer will be responsible for maintaining and developing project and financial systems to ensure that they are efficient and effective and comply with a Sarbanes-Oxley driven controls environment. He or she will also assist in detailed monitoring and analysis of project budgets and actuals. Provides analysis between project schedule and project expenditures. Updates and maintains the project budget and cost information. Provides timely support to project financial reporting and trending functions and the invoice/billing process as required

Job Requirements

Job Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (Business, Finance or Engineering)

  • 3 years’ experience as a Project Controls Analyst

  • Experience working with PowerPlan, SOFIA, Oracle, and C.A.M.P. desired.

  • Experience working in Electrical Utility or Energy field is preferred

  • Experience working with Primavera is desired

  • Experience working with accounting, work order management, and estimating software is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Tools (i.e. Word, Excel, Access)

  • Strong working knowledge of project financial analysis including, project budget analysis, work orders maintenance, and compliance analysis, change orders, etc.

  • Cost and budget analysis skills, including cost-to-date and cost-to-complete analysis and forecasting.

  • Identify and mitigate potential budget and scope change impacts.

  • Ability to handle multiple complex projects and tasks and work closely day to day with the multiple project managers and project controls analysts.

  • Ability and willingness to develop strong internal and external client working relationships.

  • Adaptable and flexible in a changing and evolving environment.

  • Proficiency in creating and manipulating pivot tables.

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Self-motivated Team player who takes ownership and responsibility

  • Ability to challenge assumptions and conclusions in a productive way

  • Enjoys working with a large and diverse group of people to accomplish projects as a team

Job Responsibilities

  • Request estimate updates and validate project estimate to scope

  • Support Project Managers with capital project projections

  • Facilitate lessons learned as it impacts project schedule and budget

  • Prepares/reviews cost reports with explanation of variances and root causes

  • Develop and maintain process of identifying discrepancies in work orders

  • Forecasts costs and schedules for current and/or future analysis of budget authorizations. Flags early warnings for corrective action.

  • Assists Project Controls Team Leader in the preparation of cost and schedule reports

  • Assists with Project specific budget data entry and reporting with multiple databases

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit at and connect with the Company on Facebook ( ), Twitter ( ) and Instagram ( ).

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Job Field: Finance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2007170

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